Image: The accidentally discovered galaxy Bedin I

February 1, 2019, European Space Agency
Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, Bedin et al.; CC BY 4.0

This image, taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys shows a part the globular cluster NGC 6752.

Behind the bright stars of the cluster, a denser collection of faint stars is visible—a previously unknown dwarf . This galaxy, nicknamed Bedin 1, is about 30 million light-years from Earth.

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not rated yet Feb 01, 2019
There are more stars and galaxies than people who have ever lived. We each need one named after us personally
1 / 5 (1) Feb 03, 2019
What means to you if a star has your name 2 billion years away? You will be unable first of all to spot it.

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